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Political Life In Medieval England 1300 1450

Author : W. M. Ormrod
ISBN : 0312127227
Genre : History
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This study of English politics between the later years of Edward I and the outbreak of the Wars of the Roses challenges the trend away from constitutional and towards social history by arguing that, although governance may have been an elitist activity in the later Middle Ages, politics certainly was not, and that the major events of the period 1300-1450 served to politicize a large cross section of the population.

Robert Peel

Author : T.A. Jenkins
ISBN : 9780333983430
Genre : History
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Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) is always remembered for three things: his creation of the Metropolitan Police, his principal role in the repeal of the Corn Laws and his status as founder of the modern Conservative Party. This is quite sufficient to make him the key statesman of the early Victorian period, but there were many other aspects of his personality and politics which make the study of his career uniquely useful for students of the period. In many ways, he can be seen as the archetypal link figure between the pre-Reform and post-Reform political worlds - embodying a strange mixture of reactionary Toryism and vigorous progressivism.

Britain Ireland And The Crusades C 1000 1300

Author : Kathryn Hurlock
ISBN : 9781137292735
Genre : History
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From 1095 to the end of the thirteenth century, the crusades touched the lives of many thousands of British people, even those who were not crusaders themselves. In this introductory survey, Kathryn Hurlock compares and contrasts the crusading experiences of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Taking a thematic approach, Hurlock provides an overview of the crusading movement, and explores key aspects of the crusades, such as: - where crusaders came from - when and why the papacy chose to recruit crusaders - the impact on domestic life, as shown through literature, religion and taxation - political uses of the crusades - the role of the military orders in Britain This wide-ranging and accessible text is the ideal introduction to this fascinating subject in early British history.

The Hundred Years War

Author : Anne Curry
ISBN : 9781137138798
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Although the term 'Hundred Years War' was not coined until the 1860s, the Anglo-French conflicts of the later Middle Ages have long been of interest to historians. A fundamental question remains - was this a feudal war fought over ancient English rights in Gascony, or was it a dynastic war in which English kings battled for the crown of France itself? This book, now fully revised and updated to take account of the latest scholarship, examines the origins and phases of the war and explores the trends in historical opinion from the fourteenth century to the present day. Anne Curry provides a straightforward narrative of English involvement in France, placing the well known military events in their diplomatic context. By focusing on the treaties of 1259, 1360 and 1420, Curry argues that there was not one 'hundred year war' but rather three separate yet linked conflicts, all with significant implications for the European scene as a whole, and for Anglo-French relations in the centuries to come.

The Great Irish Famine

Author : Christine Kinealy
ISBN : 9780230802476
Genre : History
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The Irish famine of 1845-51 was a pivotal event in the development of modern Ireland. No aspect of Irish life was untouched by the crisis. Kinealy offers not just a general history of the famine, but an exploration of aspects which have received little attention, including the rise in crime; the food export controversy; the role of religion; the growth of the Orange Order, and the impact of the uprising in 1848.

Political Movements In Urban England 1832 1914

Author : Matthew Roberts
ISBN : 9781137155924
Genre : History
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A critical introduction to the mass political movements that came of age in urban England between the Great Reform Act of 1832 and the start of World War One. Roberts provides a guide to the new approaches to topics such as Chartism, parliamentary reform, Gladstonian Liberalism, popular Conservatism and the independent Labour movement.


Author : Paul Ziegler
ISBN : 9781403940391
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In serving more than fifty years in public life, Palmerston placed his stamp upon nineteenth-century Britain. Born and bred an eighteenth-century aristocrat, he initially seemed out of place in a world stirred by the twin forces of the French and Industrial Revolutions, and more suited to the dandified life of the beau monde. As a conservative politician, he appeared ill fit for an age of reform, and as Foreign Secretary his gunboat diplomacy courted war and revolution at a time when European diplomats were seeking peace and stability. However, as Paul R. Ziegler's compelling biography shows, the 3rd Viscount Palmerston was a man of contradictions. Despite his aristocratic roots and playboy image, Palmerston was a tireless public servant and a meticulous planner, who identified himself with the people and became their natural spokesperson - a role which culminated in his eventual election as Prime Minister. Whilst fearing the advent of democracy, he was willing to experiment with reform; and although seemingly averse to the onrush of modernity, he nevertheless seized the initiative both at home and abroad in leading his nation into the future. Taking into account recent scholarship and revisionist approaches, Ziegler authoritatively reviews the life of this well-known political figure and reassesses his contribution to the nineteenth century - demonstrating that, in facing new challenges, Palmerston adjusted himself to the times and helped to usher Britain into the modern age.

The English Revolution 1642 49

Author : D.E. Kennedy
ISBN : 9781137160904
Genre : History
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The English Civil Wars and Revolution remain controversial. This book develops the theme that the Revolution, arising from the three separate rebellions, was an English phenomenon exported to Ireland and then to Scotland. Dr Kennedy examines the widespread effects of years of bloody and unnatural civil wars upon the British Isles. He also explores the symbolism of Charles I's execution, the 'great debates' about the proper limits of the King's authority and the 'great divide' in English politics which makes neutral writing about this period impossible. Taking into account the radical exigencies and expectations of war and peace-making, the discordant testimonies from battlefield and bargaining table, Parliament, press and pulpit, Dr Kennedy provides a full analysis of the English experience of revolution.

Political Culture In Late Medieval Britain

Author : Linda Clark
ISBN : 1843831066
Genre : History
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Eight studies of aspects of C15 England, united by a common focus on the role of ideas in political developments of the time.

A Companion To Britain In The Later Middle Ages

Author : S. H. Rigby
ISBN : 9780470998779
Genre : History
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This authoritative survey of Britain in the later Middle Ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading figures in the field. Covers social, economic, political, religious, and cultural history in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales Provides a guide to the historical debates over the later Middle Ages Addresses questions at the leading edge of historical scholarship Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading

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